Minnesota Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substances: Minnesota Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 299K.07

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Excess air emissions: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7001.0150

Hazardous waste tanks: MR 7045.0628

Hazardous waste transporters: MR 7045.0395

Releases to water: MSA 115.061

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MR 7150.0450

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)

Local emergency planning committees

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY Minnesota Duty Officer: 651-649-5451 (24 hours) 800-422-0798 (24 hours) NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER (NRC) 800-424-8802 (24 hours)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota follows the federal requirements for reporting releases and spills of hazardous substances with some additional and stricter requirement for reporting excess air emissions, hazardous waste storage tanks and transporters, oil spills, and spills from underground storage tanks (USTs). For federal requirements, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.

Response to an infectious waste spill must include specific procedures, such as preventing access to the spill area by unauthorized personnel. For more information, see the state section MEDICAL WASTE.

Administration and enforcement. The HSEM coordinates and implements the state's release notification rules for hazardous substances and materials. The HSEM may also refer hazardous waste reporting ...

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